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ATD Tulsa November 2022 Professional Development: "E-Learning Authoring Tools Showdown: Let's Get Ready to Rumble!" presented by Diane Elkins

  • November 18, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom - details will be emailed to you before the event


  • ATD Central Oklahoma Chapter Members are welcome to join the event!

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Diane Elkins

Co-Owner of Artisan E-Learning

a virtual event with ATD Tulsa

Friday, November 18, 2022

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. CDT

Virtual Event (Zoom)

E-Learning Authoring Tools Showdown: Let's Get Ready to Rumble!

Program Description:

Being able to identify what eLearning tools are available, and to assess which tool is right for you is essential to the learning and development professional. This program will help participants identify their options.

Within your ATD community there are devotees to a variety of eLearning tools. And there are members of your community who don’t know what is available or what might be best for them. We will contrast and compare some of those tools.

Coke vs. Pepsi. Apple vs. Android. Storyline vs. Captivate. These are some of the great rivalries of our time. Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise, TechSmith Camtasia, and Adobe Captivate are the top four tools in last year’s Learning Guild Authoring Tools report. With more and more companies moving their content online, the competition for domination in the e-learning software market has intensified. Devoted Storyline supporters declare victory, wearing the champion belt and urging the masses to follow. Captivate loyalists claim that other products aren’t as robust. Rise users love the simplicity, while others find it limiting. Camtasia often flies under the radar, but consistently earns a top spot in each report.

So, what’s the best tool out there? Well, if you want a simple, definitive answer, then DON’T come to this session. All perspectives are correct—or incorrect—depending on the most significant factors in YOUR specific organization or design endeavor. Instead, come to this session if you want to learn about these tools’ strengths and weaknesses so you can make the choice that’s right for you.

Diane Elkins is the co-owner of both Artisan E-Learning, a customer e-learning development firm, and E-Learning Uncovered, where she helps people build courses they’re proud of. Diane has been in the eLearning industry since 2001, speaks regularly at national conferences about eLearning, and is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series.

This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the industry's most knowledgeable professionals. Knowing which tool to use will help you build courses of which you can be proud.

ATD Capability Model:

  • Building Personal Capability - Lifelong Learning;
  • Developing Professional Capability - Instructional Design and Technology Application;
  • Impacting Organizational Capability - Consulting and Business Partnering

Learning Objectives:

Diane will answer questions such as:

  • Is one tool really better than the others? How do their features compare?
  • What factors are most important when selecting a tool?
  • How do you make an informed decision if you are just getting started?
  • Do you really need all of these tools, or can you get by with just one?
  • What other factors should you consider before buying?

    Image of Diane ElkinsDiane Elkins is the co-owner of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company and E-Learning Uncovered, where she helps people learn to build courses they’re proud of. She has built a reputation as a national e-learning expert by being a frequent speaker at major industry events for ATD, The Learning Guild, and Training Magazine. Her favorite topics include accessibility, instructional design, and Articulate Storyline. She is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series as well as E-Learning Fundamentals: A Practical Guide

    from ATD Press. She is a past board member of the Northeast Florida and Metro DC chapters of ATD.

    Diane was a presenter at the ATD Oklahoma 2021 Statewide Conference. The reviews of her session were outstanding. Diane has presented at ATD International Conference, TechKnowledge, eLearning Guild DevLearn, and Lectora User’s Conference

    What to expect:

    • The Zoom meeting link will be sent to you in the confirmation email, and again in event reminders.
    • 11:30 AM - Attendees can logon to the ZOOM session as early as 11:30 AM and enjoy an opportunity to converse and catch up with one another.
    • 11:45 AM - Welcome and Announcements
    • 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM - E-Learning Authoring Tools Showdown: Let's Get Ready to Rumble!
    • 1:15 PM to 1:30 PM - Networking

    The last day to register to attend is Thursday, November 17, by 11:30 AM.

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